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Nautical almanacs

  • Clusters of Galaxies: Beyond the Thermal Viewby

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 209.00

    This book presents a review on the physics of clusters of galaxies beyond the standard thermal view. The book first gives a general introduction to clusters of galaxies. It discusses the properties of the hot, virialised gas in these clusters. But the main focus is on what is beyond this thermal gas: the surrounding warm-hot intergalactic medium, non-thermal... more...

  • Asteroseismologyby C. Aerts

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    A guide for graduate students and scientists working in stellar astrophysics. It provides a general introduction to asteroseismology, and comprehensive coverage of its various aspects: fundamental theory, observations and observational techniques, and methodology of data analysis. more...

  • How does the Galaxy Work?by Emilio J. Alfaro

    Springer 2004; US$ 359.00

    This volume presents a multi-disciplinary approach to the physical mechanisms which structure the shape, evolution and fate of the Galaxy. It contains 4 panel sessions (the recording transcripts of the galactic 'tertulias'), an introductory historical overview on the Galaxy research, 17 reviews, and the proceedings of more than 50 oral and poster contributions. ... more...

  • Star Clusters and How to Observe Themby Mark Alison

    Springer 2006; US$ 39.95

    Contains information on using refractors, reflectors, and range of computer-controlled SCT telescopes. This work features a list of suitable clusters to observe according to the instruments available, from binoculars to large-aperture telescopes. more...

  • Scientific Detectors for Astronomyby Paola Amico; James W. Beletic; Jenna E. Beletic

    Springer 2003; US$ 274.00

    These proceedings are from the fifth workshop of a series that concentrated on optical CCDs for the first four installments. At this workshop, for the first time, our "bandpass" was broadened to include infrared detectors. Every leading manufacturer, all major astronomical observatories and the experts in the field gathered on the Big Island of Hawaii... more...

  • Integrated Modeling of Telescopesby Torben Andersen; Anita Enmark

    Springer 2011; US$ 229.00

    Ground- or space-based telescopes are becoming increasingly more complex and construction budgets are typically in the billion dollar range. Facing costs of this magnitude, availability of engineering tools for prediction of performance and design optimization is imperative. Establishment of simulation models combining different technical disciplines... more...

  • High-Redshift Galaxiesby Immo Appenzeller

    Springer 2009; US$ 139.00

    Presents a comprehensive account of the scientific results on high-redshift galaxies. Summarizing the observational data, this book describes the observational methods which made it possible to study these very distant and extremely faint objects. It is suitable for students interested in extragalactic astronomy. more...

  • Setting-up a Small Observatoryby David Arditti

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Provides information about smaller-scale observatories, and how to set one up. This book covers the details of design, siting and construction - once a basic type has been decided upon. It also considers the aesthetics of amateur observatories - fitting them in with family and neighbors, and disguising them as common garden buildings if necessary. more...

  • Advanced Lectures on the Starburst-Agn Connectionby Itziar Aretxaga; Raul Mujica; Daniel Kunth

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 208.00

    A group of leading experts in the field of starbursts and active galactic nuclei have joined hands to produce this review volume which covers the starburst-AGN connection, and the tests to be carried out with the upcoming new astronomical facilities to ascertain the relevance of both components to the formation and evolution of galaxies.The book is... more...

  • Observing And Measuring Visual Double Starsby Robert W Argyle

    Springer 2006; US$ 39.95

    Enormous numbers of wide, faint pairs of Double Stars are under-observed or not observed at all. This is where amateur astronomers can help. This book caters for the use of every level of equipment, from simple commercial telescopes to micrometers and CCD cameras for amateur astronomers who want to make a genuine scientific contribution. more...